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window tinting #28116 Jul 16, 12:48pm Jul 16, 12:48pm
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window tinting
was considering tinting my windows myself, anyone have any tips that i should consider? tools?


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Re: window tinting [Re: Celicamatikka] #28117 Jul 16, 12:52pm Jul 16, 12:52pm
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Sharp x-acto knife or razor blade, Hair drier or heat gun, soap and water mix in spray bottle, soft rags, and quality tint film.

Re: window tinting [Re: Celicamatikka] #28118 Jul 16, 12:55pm Jul 16, 12:55pm
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I would have a professional tint windows because even though it's not hard ... it takes some talent and skill to get it on the first try.

Plus someone that has been doning it for a while will have no problem doing the rear window in one peice.

Otherwise try this link for basic info

http://www.diynet.com/DIY/article/0,2058,632,00.html

and here for more advanced info

http://www.tintdude.com/install.html

and here's a great place to buy tint

http://www.autowindowtintings.com/main.cfm?action=home


also :google: is a great resource. Keywords "auto window tinting help"

Re: window tinting [Re: Celicamatikka] #28119 Jul 16, 1:22pm Jul 16, 1:22pm
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Damn Rice, wreckin all my fun frown

Re: window tinting [Re: Gen7fan] #28120 Jul 16, 1:23pm Jul 16, 1:23pm
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Originally Posted by Gen7fan
Damn Rice, wreckin all my fun frown


lollol sorry, just trying to give him the info he wants.

Re: window tinting [Re: Celicamatikka] #28121 Jul 16, 1:37pm Jul 16, 1:37pm
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i'd go with a pro, just my .02


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Re: window tinting [Re: Celicamatikka] #28122 Jul 16, 9:02pm Jul 16, 9:02pm
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Re: window tinting [Re: Celicamatikka] #28123 Jul 16, 9:13pm Jul 16, 9:13pm
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I would have a professional do it. But if oyu do it yourself, I recommend you having some patience. I put on my vinyl overlay, and that was frustrating. Patience is a must. Good luck.

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Re: window tinting [Re: Celicamatikka] #28124 Jul 16, 11:03pm Jul 16, 11:03pm
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you gotta go professional..don't you seen all those rides with all those bubbles fillin the back window..self tint

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Re: window tinting [Re: Celicamatikka] #28125 Jul 17, 2:11am Jul 17, 2:11am
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x-acto knife, film, soapy stuff??? i thought you were just supposed to use a permanemt marker?!?! damn, 6 hours of my life down the drain!! i even stayed in the lines smile schoolin teaches me good


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Re: window tinting [Re: Celicamatikka] #28126 Jul 17, 10:39am Jul 17, 10:39am
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I have done a several cars now and its hard but not impossible. Get easier with each window you do. Take your time and use those websites Rice gave, they are right on the money.

Re: window tinting [Re: Celicamatikka] #28127 Jul 17, 12:08pm Jul 17, 12:08pm
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I would get it profesionally done for 2 reasons. 1- better work and 2- warranty

Re: window tinting [Re: StoneSour] #28128 Jul 17, 12:21pm Jul 17, 12:21pm
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Originally Posted by StoneSour
I would get it profesionally done for 2 reasons. 1- better work and 2- warranty


my thoughts exactly.. that warranty can be pretty worthwhile


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Originally Posted by StoneSour
I would get it profesionally done for 2 reasons. 1- better work and 2- warranty



Warranty I agree with, that is a plus. As for "better work", as long as you take your time, do it right, and use quality film no one will ever know you did it. I aways get asked how much my tint cost, I tell them "$50, I did it myself."

Re: window tinting [Re: Celicamatikka] #28130 Jul 17, 9:30pm Jul 17, 9:30pm
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i wonder does 50 % tint look ok? i want something that cant even come close for the cops to stop me. what is the stock tint ? confused


Re: window tinting [Re: comicbookguy] #28131 Jul 18, 1:20am Jul 18, 1:20am
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Originally Posted by comicbookguy
i wonder does 50 % tint look ok? i want something that cant even come close for the cops to stop me. what is the stock tint ? confused


think stock is 95%. 50% should be fine.


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Re: window tinting [Re: comicbookguy] #28132 Jul 18, 6:19am Jul 18, 6:19am
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Originally Posted by comicbookguy
i wonder does 50 % tint look ok? i want something that cant even come close for the cops to stop me. what is the stock tint ? confused


check local laws.. it varies


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Re: window tinting [Re: Evan] #28133 Jul 18, 6:35am Jul 18, 6:35am
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Originally Posted by EvanJ
Originally Posted by comicbookguy
i wonder does 50 % tint look ok? i want something that cant even come close for the cops to stop me. what is the stock tint ? confused


check local laws.. it varies


werd! Some States you can't tint the side windows at all, like Cali, Virginia, so on.

Re: window tinting [Re: Celicamatikka] #28134 Jul 18, 9:12am Jul 18, 9:12am
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wow stock is soooo light its something around 95% you say .that sucks . it will look much nicer darker. thumbsup


Re: window tinting [Re: PyRoLiTe] #28135 Jul 18, 9:13am Jul 18, 9:13am
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Originally Posted by PyRoLiTe
x-acto knife, film, soapy stuff??? i thought you were just supposed to use a permanemt marker?!?! damn, 6 hours of my life down the drain!! i even stayed in the lines smile schoolin teaches me good



thats what i'm wonderin dude...i painted it...so much easier and 0% light gets through, it's great, now thats limo tint

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Originally Posted by PBCelica02
you gotta go professional..don't you seen all those rides with all those bubbles fillin the back window..self tint

weak!

I agree thumbsup

Re: window tinting [Re: PBCelica02] #28137 Jul 18, 9:54am Jul 18, 9:54am
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Originally Posted by PBCelica02
you gotta go professional..don't you seen all those rides with all those bubbles fillin the back window..self tint

weak!



Thats what happens when you don't know what your doing and use shit film from Pepboys.

Re: window tinting [Re: Celicamatikka] #28138 Jul 24, 1:42am Jul 24, 1:42am
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hmmm i reckon 50% aint dark at all there isn't a point in gettin it 50%... mine is tinted 15% and i want it to be darker still...

Re: window tinting [Re: Celicamatikka] #28139 Jul 24, 7:03am Jul 24, 7:03am
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Any pro will tint a celi for 120 or under. I got myne done for $95.

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